Yiddish: I’ll turn your intestines into a telephone cord!

כ׳וועל מאַכן פֿון דײַנע קישקעס אַ טעלעפֿאָן!

Kh'vel makhn fun dayne kishkes a telefon!

I’ll turn your intestines into a telephone cord!

SOURCE: Harshav, The Meaning of Yiddish.  Benjamin Harshav tells how he learned this curse in a video excerpt from his oral history interview with the Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center.
Anatomical images by Sigismond Laskowski (credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine).

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